Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. It’s believed that approximately 10-15% of couples in the US have problems with infertility, and female infertility is responsible for about one-third of the cases.
Generally, you don’t need to worry about fertility issues unless you’ve been trying to conceive for a year without results. However, Dr. Al-Hakeem recommends you see him sooner if you’re feeling very stressed due to fertility problems or when you:
There are many factors that can affect your fertility. For instance, female fertility gradually declines with age and drops quickly after age 37. This is sometimes due to the number and quality of eggs left in your ovaries or other health issues that come up more for older adults, such as diabetes.
Certain lifestyle factors can also interfere with your ability to conceive, such as excessive exercise or a poor diet that causes you to be either obese or extremely underweight. Along with poorly controlled diabetes, other health concerns that may affect your fertility include:
Hormonal imbalances that affect ovulation or the release of eggs from the ovaries can also cause female infertility. Common hormonal issues leading to infertility include:
The first step in successfully treating infertility is diagnosing the cause. Your treatment plan may include hormone adjustments, changes in lifestyle and diet, or improving control of medical issues such as diabetes. Dr. Al-Hakeem may also recommend surgical correction for issues such as uterine fibroids or other abnormalities interfering with your ability to conceive.
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